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What should you expect from the Blackhawks' newly signed forward?

Published March 13, 2024 at 10:02

A couple days ago right after Notre Dame's season ended, the Blackhawks signed forward Landon Slaggert to a two year entry level contract worth a little more than $900,000. Landon had his first NHL practice today and plays his first NHL game on Friday against the Los Angeles Kings. But what can you expect?

Well, starting with his college career. In his Senior year (this year), he won the Hobey Baker Award (NCAA MVP). He was also the Captain for the Fighting Irish. For his stats, he had 20 goals and 11 assists, tallying up to 31 points in 36 games.

What makes Slaggert such a rare commodity is his ability to score at will, which is something the Hawks desperately need as that's the category they're struggling in the most: scoring. He can not only snipe the puck, but can fight and win battles down low as well.

With all that being said, don't expect him to come in and tear it up like Bedard did. He may take some time to adjust.

Even though he's a late-bloomer at 21 years old, he still has a higher ceiling than most after his incredible college career. Davidson wasted no time signing him; let's just hope he made the right decision by not starting him off in Rockford.
March 13   |   135 answers
What should you expect from the Blackhawks' newly signed forward?

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